Featured Blog Posts – June 2014 Archive (8)

The Way of the Cool Impossible

I coach because I love to help athletes explore their own potential and the rewarding part of this for me is witnessing the self-discovery that my athletes experience throughout the process.  Writing my book, …

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Added by Eric Orton on June 16, 2014 at 2:23pm — 12 Comments

Foundation Program - Week 5 Report

Hello again! I completed my long run of Week 5 yesterday (Sunday in India). There is not much to say except that my body and mind have got conditioned to the schedule and I am enjoying it. 

My long run yesterday was 2 hours and I felt at ease and strong even at the end. My legs felt a little fatigued in the afternoon, but by evening I was fine. I woke up this morning on my Off Day and am feeling fine. 

The discomfort on the inside of my left foot went away within a few minutes…

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Added by Double A on June 15, 2014 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Foundation Program - Weeks 3 and 4 Report

Hello again! I got tied up with other stuff and realised just now that I have not posted my update on the Foundation Program for over 2 weeks now. Well, the good news is that I have just been lazy in updating this blog, but I am chugging along on the Foundation Program (I'm in Week 5 currently).

Weeks 3 and 4 went by pretty well. I felt a little bit of fatigue and my legs didn't feel so good after 3 days of Week 3.  I looked ahead at the Week 4 schedule and it had 2 Off Days.…

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Added by Double A on June 12, 2014 at 9:20pm — No Comments

High and Low Priority Races

Every season I have races that are high priority races with a few lower priority races. As an athlete, I go into every race with a race plan ready to give it my all.  Sometimes I might go into a lower priority race a little tired but that doesn't mean I can't have good results. Lower priority races are a…

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Added by Margot W on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

War Eagle 25k race report

The War Eagle races are on the beautiful single track, mild to slightly moderate technical trails of Hobbs State Park in Rogers, Arkansas. I do a lot of training runs out here and have run the 50k event the past 3 years, so I know these trails…

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Added by Lori Enlow on June 11, 2014 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

The Mysterious Peak

Question:  How do I peak for my big race.

Answer:  This is a tricky…

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Added by Eric Orton on June 5, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Where's the damn worm?

Hehe...ohhhmyyyy it was tough getting my run on this morning. Most of my posts are about the joys of my long runs and races, and a healthy helping of imagination. One could (falsly) surmise that all my runs are met with eager anticipation and satisfaction. You shoulda seen me this morning.…

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Added by Lori Enlow on June 2, 2014 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

20 Minute Run Test

For those that are interested; I again performed the 20 minute run test on Friday night at the same place as I performed my initial 20 minute test 11 weeks ago but this time in the dark. By the time I had returned home from work, changed and headed out it was all but dark. I drove to the local oval, a different one to where I did the Mile test, put the light on my head and started my warm up as per the Strategic Running Program.

By the time I had completed the warm up it was dark and…

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Added by Robert Burpee on June 2, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

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